The average Wichita water and sewer customer will see their bill climb by $3.52 a month under rate hikes approved today.
The 7.5 percent hike to water rates and 10 percent increase to sewer rates is effective July 1 and it follows revelations earlier this year that the city miscalculated how it would repay a massive aquifer recharge project. Water and sewer rates will go up by another 8 percent each in January.
Council members voted 5-2 on the new rates. Vice Mayor Jeff Longwell and council member Lavonta Williams opposed. Read More